I have always enjoyed teaching. While I am currently focussing on faculty development workshops, please see below for courses I taught in the past.

Faculty development workshops

I have taught and co-taught a bunch of faculty development workshops recently, mainly at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, and Technical University Dresden, Germany (link to instructor page). Those workshops were aimed at student tutors, teaching staff and professors of mechanical engineering and other STEM subjects, and topics include

  • supporting continuous learning,
  • supporting active learning in large groups,
  • problem-based learning (PBL),
  • training courses for student tutors in projects,
  • inquiry-based learning,
  • supporting self-organized learning with online media,
  • developing multiple-choice questions at an appropriate level of difficulty.

Blog posts on the PBL workshops here, on workshops at TU Dresden here.

Past courses:

Autumn 2013: Introduction to Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF130
Bachelor in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Lectures: Development of materials and delivery of lectures (two hours each, twice weekly)
  • Laboratory: Re-design of the lab course, development of new experiments and new teaching materials, instructing
  • Field Courses: Leader of three day-long student cruises, introducing students to instruments
  • Mentoring: Extensive mentoring of 9 students with regards to choice of subjects, study exchanges, professional future etc.
  • Examination: Developing exam questions and grading exams
  • Blog posts on this course here

Autumn 2013: Understanding the Coast and the Ocean

University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland, CMM31
Master in Coastal and Marine Management

  • Lectures: Development and delivery of a two-week block course on introductory oceanography
  • Laboratory: Development of new experiments and new teaching materials, instructing
  • Blog posts on this course here

Spring 2013: Field Course in Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF332
Master in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Field Course: Co-leader and instructor on two one-week student cruises, introducing students to observational oceanography
  • Seminar: Supporting the students in data analysis, writing of their first scientific reports and presenting the results
  • Blog posts on this course here

Spring 2013: Introduction to Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF130
Bachelor in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Examination: Developing the exam questions and grading the exams

Autumn 2012: Understanding the Coast and the Ocean

University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland, CCM31
Master in Coastal and Marine Management

  • Lectures: Development and delivery of long-distance teaching; block units on waves and tides

Autumn 2012: Introduction to Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF130
Bachelor in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Lectures: Development and delivery of two hours, twice weekly
  • Laboratory: Re-design of the lab course, development of new experiments and new teaching materials, instructing
  • Field Courses: Leader of two day-long student cruises, introducing students to instruments
  • Mentoring: Extensive mentoring of 36 students with regards to choice of subjects, study ex- changes, professional future etc.
  • Examination: Developing the exam questions and grading the exams

Autumn 2012: Dynamical Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF330
Master in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Laboratory: Re-design of the lab course, development of new teaching materials, instructing

Spring 2012: Introduction to Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF110
Bachelor in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Laboratory: Design and presentation of a new tank experiment

Spring 2012: Field Course in Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF332
Master in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Co-leader and instructor on a one-week student cruise, introducing students to observational oceanography
  • Mentoring: Extensive mentoring of the students on topics concerning their professional future

Autumn 2011: Dynamical Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF330
Master in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Laboratory: Teaching of the lab course
  • Exercises: Teaching of the exercises

Spring 2011: Introduction to Oceanography

University of Bergen, Norway, GEOF130
Bachelor in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Laboratory: Teaching of the lab course

2002 – 2003: Teaching assistant

University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Diplom in Experimental Physics

  • Marking work assignments of first year students in experimental physics